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Join Daniel "Danny" Rensch and James "Motz" Montemagno each week on Coffeehouse Blunders as they discuss the latest in chess, coffee, tech, and anything else happening in their wonderful lives and around the world. Danny's life as an International Chess Master collides with Motz's mobile development and public speaking background for absolutely adorable and astonishing conversation.

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    • 4.7 • 37 Ratings

Join Daniel "Danny" Rensch and James "Motz" Montemagno each week on Coffeehouse Blunders as they discuss the latest in chess, coffee, tech, and anything else happening in their wonderful lives and around the world. Danny's life as an International Chess Master collides with Motz's mobile development and public speaking background for absolutely adorable and astonishing conversation.

    S2 E7 The Queen's Gambit Breakdown: End Game

    S2 E7 The Queen's Gambit Breakdown: End Game

    The time has finally come, it is time for the End Game of The Queen's Gambit. Beth is heading to Moscow for the final showdown against Borgov. We break down the full lead up to the events in Moscow including her time with Jolene, her goodbye to Mr. Shaibel, and perhaps her last conversation with Benny.


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    Links:
    Nona Gaprindashvili - WikipediaLuchenko v HarmonBeth Harmon's Top 5 Chess Moves | The Queen's Gambit - Netflix - YouTubeBorgov v HarmonAlexey Pajitnov - WikipediaThe Story of Tetris | Gaming Historian - YouTubeJames v FrankMerge Conflict

    • 1 hr 34 min
    S2 E6 The Queen's Gambit Breakdown: Adjournment

    S2 E6 The Queen's Gambit Breakdown: Adjournment

    Join International Chess Master Danny Rensch and "chess expert" James Montemagno as they break down the sixth episode, Adjournment, of the international sensation The Queen's Gambit. In this episode Beth heads to New York to study and crush Benny in some speed chess before she heads off to Paris where it all begins to play Borgov for the second time.


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    Links:
    Benny's Apartment PuzzleSusanto Megaranto vs Leinier Dominguez Perez (2006)Paris - Borgov v Harmon Opening(3) Blindfold Chess Simul by Danny Rensch for ChessKid.com - YouTubeTimur Gareyev Plays Record 48 Games Blindfolded - Now Recognized By Guinness - Chess.comHome | The Week in ChessThomas Brodie-Sangster Exclusive Interview! | The Queen's Gambit - YouTubeBeth Harmon, the isoLanni? - Chess.comBeth Harmon's Winning Moves In... Fashion - Chess.com

    • 1 hr 18 min
    S2 - BRB: Danny Has COVID

    S2 - BRB: Danny Has COVID

    We have a short PSA about Danny and COVID. We will be back next week with our continuation of our breakdown of The Queen's Gambit.


    Wear a mask and be safe.


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    Paris - Borgov v Harmon OpeningBenny's Apartment PuzzleSusanto Megaranto vs Leinier Dominguez Perez (2006)

    • 6 min
    S2 E5 The Queen's Gambit Breakdown: Fork

    S2 E5 The Queen's Gambit Breakdown: Fork

    Beth returns from Mexico by herself, but not for long as Harry Beltik makes is epic return to assist Beth in crafting her skills. After some back and forth she lets Harry go and makes her way to the U.S. Championship to face off with Benny Watts once again. Danny and James are back to break down every single aspect of this episode in The Queen's Gambit: Fork.


    As a reminder we do NOT have any spoilers of future episodes!


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    S2 E4 The Queen's Gambit Breakdown: Middle Game

    S2 E4 The Queen's Gambit Breakdown: Middle Game

    We are heading off to beautiful Mexico City for the first showdown between Harmon and Borgov. This episode takes us a crazy ride as Beth really starts to find herself, grows closer to Mrs. Wheatley, plays the most difficult matches of chess yet, and it all ends with a tragic endgame. We breakdown the life, time, and chess in episode 4: Middle Game.


    As a reminder we do NOT have any spoilers of future episodes!


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    Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com
    Motz: Twitter, Blog, GitHub
    Music : Amethyst Seer - Ouija by Adventureface
    Proudly recorded on Zencastr


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    Links:
    Fyodor Dostoevsky - WikipediaGirev v Harmon OpeningGirev v Harmon - Adjourn after 5 hoursDmitry Jakovenko vs Daniel Stellwagen (2007)Borgov v Harmon OpeningBorgov v Harmon EndgameCCC: Stockfish vs Winter - Computer Chess Championship - Chess.com

    • 1 hr 48 min
    S2 E3 The Queen's Gambit Breakdown: Doubled Pawns

    S2 E3 The Queen's Gambit Breakdown: Doubled Pawns

    The Queen's Gambit reaches its stride as Beth continues her dominance in the world of chess across several cities beating out Master and Grandmaster players on her way to the U.S. Open in Las Vegas. This episode spans 3 years, a plethora of tournaments, and an epic conclusion with a head-to-head match with Benny. The question is how realistic is all of this dominance, what about the chess play, and the important question of how exactly Beth and her mom flew from Kentucky to Houston on a National Flight....


    As a reminder we do NOT have any spoilers of future episodes!


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    Danny: Twitter, Twitch, Chess.com
    Motz: Twitter, Blog, GitHub
    Music : Amethyst Seer - Ouija by Adventureface
    Proudly recorded on Zencastr


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    Links:
    National Airlines (1934–1980) - WikipediaPatriot 16GW437 Television Stern-Radio Staßfurt, VEB, RFT OsStassfurter Radios - VEB Fernsehgerätewerke Stassfurt 16GW437 PatriotWatts v Harmon OpeningRudolph v Harmon Final Chess.com Reviews "The Queen's Gambit" w/ US Women's Chess Champion Jen Shahade! - YouTube

    • 1 hr 23 min

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4.7 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

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Reunion show?

Time for a reunion show! Give the fans what they want!

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